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  • Pulse rate response - MCC keeps deployed members ready

    Getting the right people to the scene of an emergency is a crucial part of mission success, and it's the job of the Medical Control Center that makes that very idea a reality. When disaster strikes things can become chaotic in a matter of moments, according to one official. It takes a well thought out plan and a complete understanding of a
  • Looking back at Misawa's history

    March 24, 1941: The Army officially approved the 35th Fighter Group's "Attack to Defend" emblem. The group was the U.S. Army Air Corps' predecessor to the 35th Fighter Wing. March 17, 1942: The first aircraft landed on Misawa AB's newly constructed triangular runway. The aircraft was a Type One, twin engine, attack bomber code named, "Betty" and
  • Association reveals weekly top five bowlers

    Misawa Bowling Association's Weekly Top 5 Bowlers (As of Monday, March 5) Sunday night mixed league Men's high scratch series Kevin Radford, 700 Josh Shaner, 648 Mick Scumaci, 636 Chris Miles, 619 Chris Mesmer, 602 Men's high scratch game Kevin Radford, 265 Chris Mesmer, 257 Chris Miles, 256 Jacoby "Skip" Harris, 247 Josh Shaner, 238 Women's high
  • Traveling beyond the gates

    The large comfortable bus cruised along Michinoku Toll Road through the snowy Japanese mountains as passengers chatted excitedly on their way to interact with rare, exotic marine life on Misawa's Information, Tickets and Tours Asamushi Aquarium tour in February. "This trip is a good 'starter' for rennet arrivals to Misawa," said Master Sgt. Tim
  • In-house repairs keep costs down at Misawa

    The war on terrorism is forcing the U.S. military to take a closer look at its budget and how money is spent. In the quest to maximize resources, three Airmen here are part of program designed to do just. Three NCO's of the 35th Maintenance Group are manning Misawa's Repair Enhancement Program shop. By increasing wing-level repair capability of
  • Misawa Airmen compete in weight lifting competition

    The Potter Fitness Center held a weight lifting competition here Feb. 17. Eighteen contestants competed in the bench press and dead lift in light, medium, and heavy weight divisions. Female category winner: Winner in female category dead lift and bench press was Senior Master Sgt. Tina Heggins, 301st Intelligence Squadron, with a total weight of
  • NAF’s “Doraemon” a big success with the Japanese children

    For the past 23 years a snow-carving team from Naval Air Facility Misawa has attended to the Sapporo Snow Festival representing not only NAF Misawa, but the United States Navy as a whole. The festival was held Feb. 6-12. The snow carving team hosted by the Camp Sapporo So-Yu-Kai, which is Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force version of the Chief's
  • Wanting a chance, dying to serve

    African Americans have served in every American war, starting with the Revolutionary War. As a matter of fact, military service has been a powerful weapon in the pursuit of social improvement for individuals and African Americans as a group. But it has not been easy. In 1866, the United States congress established an army to take on the challenges
  • Mentoring helps develop future Air Force

    When leaders mentor their subordinates, they are helping develop the Air Force as an organization. By taking an active role in each Airman's career, a supervisor can develop his or her personnel into better leaders. "It helps the Air Force tremendously because our individuals are now motivated, encouraged and inspired, hopefully by the mentor who
  • Swanning

    As we get ready to welcome in spring, swans are getting ready to make their long flight back to Siberia. The people of Oirase are holding a one day festival on March 4th to wish them bon voyage and thanks for brightening our winter days with their graceful presence. This is an event that has proven to be very popular with the locals and all are